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What's your Identification Strategy? Technology Adoption within Corporate Finance


Donald E. Bowen III


University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Laurent Frésard


University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Jérôme Taillard


Boston College - Department of Finance

August 5, 2014

Robert H. Smith School Research Paper

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We examine the adoption among corporate finance researchers of the econometric technology designed to estimate causal relationships. Identification techniques emerged in the top finance journals in the mid-nineties, approximately 10 years after their emergence in top economics journals. The adoption rate has accelerated in the last decade with identification articles representing 50% of all published articles in empirical corporate finance in 2012. Younger researchers and researchers with a PhD in economics are early adopters in corporate finance. Editorial boards are increasingly composed of adopters. Identification articles attract more citations, particularly among finance, economics, and accounting journals, but not from non-identification articles.

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Date posted: January 13, 2014 ; Last revised: August 5, 2014

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Bowen, Donald E. and Frésard, Laurent and Taillard, Jérôme, What's your Identification Strategy? Technology Adoption within Corporate Finance (August 5, 2014). Robert H. Smith School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2378460 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2378460

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Donald E. Bowen III
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )
College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States
Laurent Frésard (Contact Author)
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )
College Park, MD 20742
United States
Jérôme Taillard
Boston College - Department of Finance ( email )
Carroll School of Management
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3808
United States
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